Legal Counsel

Real Estate


Dawn is an experienced real estate lawyer, specialising in commercial property. She has over 18 years’ experience advising clients on a variety of real estate issues, from everyday portfolio management to large scale development projects, for businesses of all sizes.  This includes all aspects of landlord and tenant work, acquisitions, disposals, options/overage, property finance, development work and corporate support.  Dawn enjoys developing long term relationships with her clients and working with her colleagues at gunnercooke to provide complete commercial solutions to business issues.

Dawn Advises

  • Healthcare operators
  • Local Authorities
  • Financial institutions
  • SMEs

Experience Highlights

  • Acting for Bradford & Bingley on the sale of its former headquarters in Bingley to Sainsbury’s
  • Acting for The Priory
  • Acting for UKFI in relation to real estate owned by Northern Rock and Bradford & Bingley

Career History

Previous Law Firms

  • DLA Piper UK LLP, Associate, 2009–12
  • DLA Piper UK LLP, Assistant Solicitor, 2004–09
  • DLA Piper UK LLP, Trainee Solicitor, 2002–04


  • Leeds Beckett University, LLB (Hons) 2.1
  • College of Law (York), LPC (with Commendation)